Google To Buy Smart Thermostat Maker Nest For 3.2 Billion

As we say goodbye to 2015, we usher in a new year with champagne toasts, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and — of course — resolutions. Why not make 2016 the year you resolve to take simple steps to save energy? Here are a few ideas to help get you started: 1. UNPLUG THOSE UNUSED ELECTRONICS. We… Keep reading →

Cold Snap Drives Demand For Home Heating Oil

From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives. Our homes use 37 percent more energy today than they did in 1980. But without energy efficiency — through technology innovation and federal energy conservation standards— this number would be a lot higher. In fact, even… Keep reading →


As a part of the Administration’s effort to help cut energy waste, the Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will recognize the Denver Housing Authority and the cities of Denver and Arvada, Colorado for their leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge. Altogether, these organizations are cutting energy waste across… Keep reading →

As Drilling At Relief Well Continues, Gulf Coast Toils Over Spill Recovery

Oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico at the site where a hurricane-triggered mudslide toppled a drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana for over a decade, according to an Associated Press investigation. “Evidence that the slow-motion spill is far worse than platform owner Taylor Energy Company has publicly reported during its secretive —… Keep reading →

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Future can be far more efficient if we only adopted superior existing technology  Improving energy productivity – getting more output from each unit of energy input – has long been recognized as a sensible thing to do. A recent report by ECOFYS documents just how sensible it can be in driving economic growth, creating jobs… Keep reading →

Reconsidering the Rebound Effect

General Views Of Hazelwood Power Station

By: Kenneth Gillingham, assistant professor of economics at Yale University’s School of Forest & Environmental Studies, David Rapson, assistant professor of economics at the University of California, Davis, and Gernot Wagner, lead senior economist at EDF The rebound effect from improving energy efficiency has been widely discussed—from the pages of the New York Times and New Yorker to the halls of policy and… Keep reading →

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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about the new lighting efficiency standards. Learn more about your lighting choices and find out how to shop for lights by lumens, not watts. Download our Lighting Myths and Facts fact sheet to learn more about your lighting choices and the new lighting standards. Why are… Keep reading →

Popular Incandescent Bulbs Phasing Out In New Year

Energy consumers live in a time of rapid technology change, but if Digital Lumens has its way lighting consumers at least may rarely notice the adjustments except where they benefit. It would have been hard until recently to come up with a sector of industry less exciting for its world-changing possibilities than lighting. Major manufacturers… Keep reading →

Berlin Presents Alternative Energy Projects

At universities all across the country, students are transforming the way we  design and build homes — developing affordable housing solutions that save money by saving energy. From installing solar panels to using energy efficient devices, like washing machines and LED lights, a clean technology future means more comfort and savings at home. And this is… Keep reading →

British Gas Controversially Increases Its Energy Prices

  More than 150 years ago, inventors began working on a bright idea that would have a dramatic impact on how we use energy in our homes and offices. This invention changed the way we design buildings, increased the length of the average workday and jumpstarted new businesses. It also led to new energy breakthroughs… Keep reading →

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